Plum beetle - Tetrops praeustus

    Alternative names
    Tetrops praeusta

    A small longhorn beetle to 6 mm with yellowish to tan, black tipped bristly elytra and yellowish legs.

    Identification difficulty

    Feeds on the twigs and branches of various deciduous trees and bushes.

    When to see it

    Best from late spring to autumn.

    Life History

    It usually it takes the larvae 1 year to develop into an adult beetle but in some cases they need two years.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 29 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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